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The Cannabis Question

Some veterans say medical marijuana could reduce painkiller addictions and curb the suicide rate. Is it a crime or a cure?

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The Legionnaire that changed the world

Harry Colmery was tailor-made to assemble the original GI Bill.

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I Am The American Legion - Betty Gonzales

“It’s an honor to be there when they are saying goodbye to their loved ones.”

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America at war

A chronology of U.S. military interventions and the prices paid.

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'Why Memorial Day'

Before his 30-year tenure as a U.S Supreme Court justice, for which he is often remembered as the “Great Dissenter,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. fought in the Civil War on the side of the Union. A first lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers, he was seriously wounded at the battles of Ball’s Bluff, Antietam and Chancellorsville. On May 30, 1884, Holmes gave the following address to his fellow veterans at John Sedgwick Post No. 4, Grand Army of the Republic, in Keene, N.H. It is the first of his two famous and oft-quoted Memorial Day speeches.

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Vietnam's 'senior class'

Often forgotten, the Americans who served in country between 1950 and 1964 saw their share of death and danger.

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AIR APPARENT

Strength in the skies helped make America a superpower. Will sequestration clip our wings?

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Sgt. Stubby

Sgt. Stubby was an unlikely hero.

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'This has to happen'

National memorial for Desert Storm veterans signed into law.

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Our lasting bond with law enforcement

Just as our organization has been a staunch advocate for military veterans for nearly a century, we also stand proudly alongside our nation’s law-enforcement officers.

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Top of the world

 

Engineering marvel, strategic position, research station and space observatory, Thule Air Base fulfills multiple missions where the winter sun doesn’t shine.

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Fort Hood victims to be awarded Purple Hearts

Fort Hood victims to be awarded Purple Hearts

Servicemembers who were killed or injured during the Fort Hood attack in 2009 will be awarded the Purple Heart.

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The Smokejumpers

The nation’s first all-black parachute infantry battalion took on dangerous firefighting missions in the final months of World War II.

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The battle remembered

Seventy years after the cold, snowy, bloody fight that led to victory in World War II, Bulge veterans continue to find each other.

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First Blood

Competition, controlledfears and a desperate craving for a shootdown put Eddie Rickenbacker on a path to become America’s “ace of aces.”

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The music of military service

Operation Encore blends the songwriting and playing talents of men and women who know the deeper meanings of service.

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What Louie Zamperini meant to Angelina Jolie

The American Legion Magazine interviewed Jolie via email about meeting her hero, Louie Zamperini.

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Valor was everywhere

Ryan Pitts distinguished himself on the battlefield and in the heart of a young boy fighting for his life.

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I Am The American Legion - Bill Czmyr

"Veterans need a place to live."

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The Man who was Unbroken

Louis Zamperini was many things in his lifetime, not the least of which was inspirational.

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Celebrities light up D.C. during Concert for Valor

Celebrities light up D.C. during Concert for Valor

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on National Mall for unique event to honor courage and sacrifice of America's troops.

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America's Most Beloved Veterans

As voted by American Legion media audience members

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Fire Fight

For more than a century, the U.S. military has provided critical support battling blazes in the West.

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Legion troop support programs combine

Legion troop support programs combine

Heroes to Hometowns consolidated into Operation Comfort Warriors to combine resources and serve a larger population of veterans.

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‘Day With The Rays’ set for July 15

‘Day With The Rays’ set for July 15

The Legion’s Department of Florida will hold its annual event at Tropicana Field to benefit its Heroes to Hometowns program.

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California’s H2H program busy in May

California’s H2H program busy in May

California’s Heroes to Hometowns officials ‘arrive early and leave late.’

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Fishing for Freedom

Fishing for Freedom

The Legion's Fifth District of Georgia coordinated an all-day fishing event to honor wounded warriors and commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.

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A Day with the Rays

A Day with the Rays

American Legion Day at Tampa Bay's Tropicana Field gave a young vet a once-in-a-lifetime experience and brought awareness to the Heroes to Hometowns cause.

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Florida H2H program dreams big

Florida H2H program dreams big

In Florida, a dedicated group of Legionnaires have big plans for the state's Heroes to Hometowns program.

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Veterans invited to handicap housing event

Veterans invited to handicap housing event

Veterans and the general public are invited to St. Lous on March 10 for a free event on making homes handicap-accessible.

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